Preventing biofilm and clot formation on medical devices – Full Text
“In order to reduce and prevent such infection, we develop a plasma-assisted process for the deposition of nanostructured functional coatings on flat substrates and mini catheters” Gallingani et al (2023).
How aseptic technique is taught to student nurses – Full Text
“Aseptic technique is essential to prevent healthcare-associated infection and reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance but little research has explored how it is taught in undergraduate nursing curricula” Hawker et al (2023).
Needleless connector contamination before and after disinfection
“The majority of needleless connectors had bacterial contamination before disinfection. Needleless connectors should be disinfected for 30 seconds before use, particularly in immunocompromised patients” Akbıyık et al (2023).
OPAT in older adults
“Amid the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, innovations in OPAT are needed to shepherd OPAT care into a more patient-centered, thoughtful practice, whereas minimizing harm to older patients from unnecessary health-care exposure and thus health-care associated infections” Oliver and Skalweitbn(2023).
Closed system transfer devices for aseptic drug reconstitution – Full Text
“We aimed to investigate the closure integrity and validate the aseptic procedure of two types of CSTDs by using a combination of the dye ingress test and a media fill test” van den Berg et al (2023).
Tunneled central venous catheters for hemodialysis
“Initiation of dialysis was the main reason for CVC implantation. Death was predominant for termination of CVC use. Infections were rare (0.6/1000 catheter days), complications were associated with certain comorbidities” Buckenmayer et al (2023).
Infusion-related local complications of vancomycin administration
“Our data support safe administration of vancomycin if infused at a concentration under 5 mg/mL, through the volumetric pump on PIVC” Ammar et al (2023).
Femorally inserted central catheter tip location
“The intraprocedural method of tip location of FICCs by transhepatic ultrasound was applicable in 97.6% of cases and feasible in 100%. When the position of the catheter tip is planned to be in the subdiaphragmatic IVC, this method of tip location is accurate, safe, and inexpensive, and should be considered as an alternative to fluoroscopy” Annetta et al (2023).
Physiologically ineffective intravenous fluids in the ED
“We report the largest-known carotid artery Doppler analysis (i.e., roughly 20,000 cardiac cycles) in ED patients requiring IV fluid expansion. A clinically significant amount of time was spent providing physiologically ineffective IV fluid” Kenny et al (2023).
Y-site pediatric drug compatibility – Full Text
“To evaluate the physical intravenous Y-site compatibility of 29 combinations of medications at commonly used pediatric concentrations using both existing and novel techniques” Ross et al (2023).
Skin reactions associated with dressing adhesives
“Use of continuous glucose measurement (CGM) systems and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) devices adhering to the skin can lead to skin reactions. The objective was to determine the prevalence and consequences of skin reactions to CGM or CSII infusion sites in a large, unbiased population” Diedisheim et al (2023).
Catheter tip – cavo-atrial junction relationship on bubble test results
“The aim of this study was to measure the variations of the push-to-bubbles time at increasing distance from the cavo-atrial junction, to verify if a cut-off of 1-2 s correspond to a well-positioned catheter” SElli et al (2023).
IV medication administration errors in ICU – Full Text
“The purpose of this study is to investigate the perception of nurses, working in adult ICUs, on the occurrence of MAEs during continuous infusion therapies” Beaudart et al (2023).
Why are blood samples rejected – Full Text
“Clinical laboratory errors have a great impact on patient safety and treatment. Although specimen rejections result in longer turnaround times and increased health-care costs, different studies present inconsistent findings” Getawa et al (2022).
Home parenteral nutrition ESPEN guideline – Full Text
“The guideline is based on previous published guidelines and provides an update of current evidence and expert opinion; it consists of 71 recommendations that address the indications for HPN, central venous access device (CVAD) and infusion pump, infusion catheter and CVAD site care, nutritional admixtures, program monitoring and management” Pironi et al (2023).
Retrieval of detached implantable port – Full Text
“The authors present a case of a successful percutaneous retrieval of a detached port-a-catheter device that had migrated to the right cardiac chambers in a patient with inoperable pancreatic cancer and hepatic metastases” Papatheodorou et al (2023).
Safety of vapocoolant spray during vascular puncture – Full Text
“The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the vapocoolants for vascular puncture in children and adults” Wang et al (2023).
Trimmed central venous catheters do not increase endothelial injury
“Trimmed CVCs do not increase endothelial injury compared to standard untrimmed CVCs” Wang et al (2023).
Central venous catheter insertion simulation-based learning
“The authors performed a randomized controlled trial of internal medicine residents who participated in an internal jugular central venous catheter insertion SBML curriculum at a tertiary care academic medical center” Barsuk et al (2023).
CLABSI rates associated with closed system transfer devices – Full Text
“A closed system transfer device (CSTD) was introduced for hazardous drugs administration in 6 oncology wards; this new CSTD was associated with a significant increase in CLABSI rates” Fox et al (2023).
Chemotherapy infusions in outpatient examination rooms
“The novel approach of offering short infusions in outpatient clinic examination rooms provides an opportunity to ease capacity constraints and further increase patient and family satisfaction” Omdahl et al (2023).
Hemiazygos vein cvc malposition
“Malpositioning of central catheters is unpredictable but can be easily avoided by using intraprocedural methods to confirm tip position” Hajeh et al (2023).
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CVC related venous thromboembolism risk
“This study aimed to identify the risk of VTE with CVC placement in hospitalized Japanese patients with IBD without thromboprophylaxis” Aoki et al (2023).
Ultrasound-guided vascular access in neonatal intensive care units
“The results of the present study suggest that BCV catheterization should be the first choice for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients who require parenteral support or close venous pressure monitoring” Osman et al (2023).
Managing outpatient vancomycin dosing – Full Text
“Area under the curve (AUC)-based vancomycin dosing reduces nephrotoxicity but is burdensome” Shi et al (2023).
Catheter fragment removal persistent left superior vena cava
“We present a case of catheter fragmentation that occurred in a pediatric patient during removal of a 3-year-old left chest port that had been placed into a left superior vena cava (SVC)” Bonitto et al (2023).
Central venous catheter malposition case series
“Malposition of a catheter is found in approximately 7% of cases after central venous catheterisation. This may result in haemorrhage, venous thrombosis and functional impairment, depending on the injury to the vessel wall” Tanrikulu et al (2023).
Routine teaching of ultrasound-guided peripheral IV access recommended
“In order to successfully integrate the sonographic puncture technique for vascular access into routine processes, a structured training and further education are prerequisites” Litz et al (2023).
Central venous catheterization competence development
“To make a proposal for formative evaluation for the development of professional competences on central venous catheterization performed by residents in a university institution” Alfonso-Hernández and Pinilla-Roa (2023).
Tunneled PICC catheterization of subclavian vein – Full Text
“PICC catheterization in both upper arms was limited. Tunnel PICC catheterization through subclavian vein was used in medical and nursing cooperation” Zheng et al (2023).
Arteriovenous fistula cannulation technique
“We describe seven items that can help nurses to identify the appropriate cannulation technique: type of arteriovenous access; drainage vein; hygienic self-care profile; experience of the nursing staff in the cannulation technique and nurse-to-patient ratio; hemodialysis treatment method; patient’s condition; and patient’s decision” Sousa et al (2023).
Hypertonic saline administration via peripheral route
“It may be reasonable to consider peripheral administration of 3% sodium chloride in the acute care setting for a short duration, although additional studies are needed to continue to evaluate its safety” Singh and Azim (2023).
Comparison of PICC and midline complication rates – Full Text
“Our findings suggest that patients who use midlines might experience fewer CRBSIs than those who use PICCs. However, the use of midline catheters was associated with greater risk of superficial vein thrombosis” Urtecho et al (2023).
Anatomical sites for intraosseous needle insertion – Full Text
“Although a high percentage of paramedics were able to verbally identify the correct location for IO placement, fewer were able to locate the insertion site on a human volunteer” Berger et al (2023).
Pharmacist-managed OPAT service – Full Text
“We did not find a difference in 30-day readmissions between patients receiving pharmacy-driven OPAT management services and those who did not” Epperson et al (2023).
Vascular access in very low birth weight infants – Full Text
“The formula derived from this study to predict the optimal PCVC insertion length could benefit VLBW infants by reducing procedural time and lowering the risk of complications” Kim et al (2023).
Secondary migration of a pre-existing central venous catheter – Full Text
“After placing a Swan-Ganz catheter in patients with a pre-existing central venous catheter, the presence of entanglement should be assessed” Cho et al (2023).
Ultrasound-guided long peripheral intravenous catheters – Full Text
“In critically ill pediatric patients with difficult vascular access, ultrasound-guided long peripheral intravenous catheters provide an alternative to traditional approach standard-sized intravenous catheters with improved longevity, lower failure rates, and reduced need for additional vascular interventions” Dachepally et al (2023).
Diagnosis of PICC-related thrombosis – Full Text
“The combined use of RDW and smoking history has early evaluation and predictive value in the diagnosis of PICC-related thrombosis” Zhai et al (2023).
Blood culture contamination rate during COVID-19 – Full Text
“Blood cultures are carried out as a gold standard to detect bacteremia. However, the interpretation of blood culture results is challenged by a contamination rate ranging from 0.9% to 11.7%” Russo et al (2023).
Nursing staff knowledge of intraosseous access – Full Text
“The aim of this study was to analyse the level of knowledge of nursing staff working in emergency departments regarding the management of the intraosseous vascular access devices” >Ibarra Romero et al (2023).
Is aspiration necessary during intramuscular injection – Full Text
“It can be said that there is no need to apply aspiration in IM applied into the VGS if the correct site is determined” Baran et al (2022).
IV filter replacement interval recommendation – Full Text
“Our study revealed differences in bacterial removal and flow rate under high inoculation among each of three tested in-line filters. We suggest the continuous use of in-line filters for a maximum of six days, while reductions in flow rate after 48 h of continuous use should be carefully noted” Kato et al (2023)
PICC complications in HSCT patients – Full Text
“The results obtained indicate that regarding the appearance of complications associated with PICCs in home hospitalization HSCT patients, there are no significant differences compared to hospitalization, so that home care can be a safe context for people with these lines” Garcés-Carrasco et al (2023).
Medication errors in intravenous therapy – Full Text
“In this context, the present pilot study aims to translate and validate nursing professionals’ knowledge, attitudes and behavior (KAB theory) concerning medication administration errors in ICU from English into Persian” Giannetta et al (2023).
Expert nurse OPAT follow-up – Full Text
“To report a pilot project of expert nurses for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial treatment (OPAT) follow-up” Rolland et al (2023).
Needlestick and sharp injuries in Ethiopia – Full Text
“To assess needlestick and sharp injuries and its associated factors among healthcare workers in Southern Ethiopia, 2021” Tsegaye Amlak et al (2023).
Impact of ultrasound guidance on first-attempt peripheral IV cannulation success
“The use of ultrasound guidance resulted in an almost three-fold increase in odds for the first-attempt success rate in patients with predicted DIVA compared with the traditional technique of PIVC” Poulsen et al (2023).
IV lock treatment of long-term catheter-related bloodstream infections
“Short course DPT as ALT, combined with SAT and Taurolidine ALT, allowed high rates of conservative management of catheters in case of CoNS-associated-CRBSI” Vassallo et al (2023).
PICC care competency during the COVID-19 pandemic
“This paper highlights the education plan, implementation, and evaluation of a hospital-wide training for RNs and registered practical nurses (RPNs) in in-patient units during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic” Reguindin et al (2023).
Prevention of catheter thrombosis in patients with cancer – Full Text
“Compare apixaban and rivaroxaban with enoxaparin for the prevention of catheter-induced clotting in vitro” Guan et al (2023).
Integrated versus non-integrated peripheral intravenous catheters
“Most nurses reported the integrated PIVC wings prevented device movement (80%), achieved patient comfort in areas of flexion (78%), and no patients developed skin injuries (100%)” Paterson et al (2023).